Caring Choice Card Supports The Special Olympics

Special Olympics
12/12/2013

Who does the Caring Choice Card Help? Often it's your neighbors and members of your community, people who need assistance or support that an organization provides through your purchase or redemption of this card.

One such organization, Special Olympics, is an international program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with disabilities. Eunice Kennedy Shriver organized the First International Special Olympics Games in 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago, yet the concept was born in the early 1960s when Mrs. Shriver started a day camp for people with disabilities.

She saw that people with disabilities were far more capable in sports and physical activities than many experts thought. From that beginning, there are now accredited Special Olympics programs in more than 130 countries.

Yet despite its global reach, it is also a very local effort, with about 25000 communities in the United States having their own Special Olympics programs, including Kalamazoo County and activities throughout Southwest Michigan.

Special Olympics, including its local activities, is one of the many special organizations that receive help through your participation in the Caring Choice Card.

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